|Set:||Descent of Dragons|
|Abilities:||Modify cost, Set attribute, Transform in hand|
|Tags:||In-hand effect, Random, Rarity-related, Triggered effect|
Each turn this is in your hand, transform it into a 5/5 copy of a random Legendary minion.
The Shudderwock finds him particularly frumious.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The minion that Bandersmosh copies takes into account innate cost reduction modifiers, if any.
- If cost reduction or set attribute effects are applied to Bandersmosh, at the start of your turn, Bandersmosh still becomes a 5 mana 5/5 without the cost reduction or set attribute effects.
- If Bandersmosh transformed into Flobbidinous Floop and you've played another minion that turn, it "becomes" Flobbidinous Floop and won't be able to be a 5/5 version of another legendary minion anymore.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Although its effect is random, the number of good minions Bandersmosh can transform into are surprisingly large. It has an average statline for a medium-cost card, so it can surpass low-statted legendaries (Al'akir the Windlord, Zilliax, Hir'eek, the Bat) and use powerful effects earlier or more efficiently (Ysera, Unleashed, Emeriss, Shudderwock). If you're less lucky, you can at least play understatted value-oriented legendaries (Hex Lord Malacrass, Madame Lazul, Halazzi, the Lynx) without losing as much tempo or generically useful legendaries (Lord Godfrey, Tirion Fordring, Veranus). It does have its misses, though, such as conditional or off-class synergy effects (Commander Rhyssa, Elise the Enlightened, Blastmaster Boom), legendaries whose power relies on its stats (The Beast, Deathwing, Mad Aspect, King Mukla), and truly useless legendaries (Duskfallen Aviana, Harbinger Celestia, Millhouse Manastorm).
Lore[edit | edit source]
Bandersmosh is unique to Hearthstone.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Much like Shudderwock, Bandersmosh is a reference to the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky", in which a creature called a bandersnatch is described as being "frumious".
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 22.214.171.124060 (2019-12-05): Added.